Tag: blood pressure

What is a stress echo test?

In an effort to establish my risk of cardiovascular disease, I recently underwent what’s known as stress echocardiography (stress echo test) with Dr Jason Kaplan at Macquarie University Clinic. This was following my first lot of tests (calcium score and pulse wave analysis amongst others), which indicated I have a very low risk of developing cardiovascular disease for the time being. Watch my interview with Jason below, or scroll down to read my notes. The first steps in a stress echo test The first part of the stress echo test is having real-time ultrasound pictures taken of your heart from...

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Cardiovascular disease risk tests

As someone whose grandparents died from heart disease, and who has a genetic redisposition to it, I’m keen to know more about cardiovascular disease risk tests and the lifestyle changes that prevent it. I went to see Dr Jason Kaplan from the Sydney Interventional Cardiology Centre and Macquarie University for a full assessment and advice. Here’s the first of a 2 part interview and set of tests Jason did at the Macquarie University clinic. I can highly recommend going through this process. Jason was a delight as he not only preaches good health but practices it himself! First steps...

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